This post is for anyone who sees something in the SOTN: Hacked engine and thinks “Ooooh, I know a way to make that look cooler” or “Oh, I can think of a neat effect to put here instead.” Feel free to put up any of your ARTISTIC comments, critiques, and suggestions here. It is for suggestion things like effects, changing colors, sprite editing, etc, text editing.
THIS THREAD IS NOT FOR PROGRAMMATIC SUGGESTIONS; AN EXAMPLE OF THIS WOULD BE HIGH JUMP SHOULD DO MORE DAMAGE. IT IS ALSO NOT FOR PEOPLE TO PUT UP REQUESTS FOR NEW FEATURES IN THE GAME, I.E. SKIN SUPPORT, OR A HARD MODE. IT IS ALSO NOT THE PLACE TO ASK WHAT EFFECTS I PLAN TO PUT IN ALREADY; YOU WILL FIND OUT WHEN EVERYONE ELSE DOES.
If you have BUG REPORTS please place them here: https://sotnhacked.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/place-all-bug-reports-here/?preview=true
Any posts made like this will automatically result in the user having their comments ignored. Please follow directions everyone and there won’t be an issue. 🙂
Before posting, please read these rules:
If you are going to make an artistic suggestion, a pic must be included of what you are suggesting. Telling me that the text color should be darker, or that the score screen lettering should be red doesn’t help for obvious reasons: there are millions of darker colors, and thousands of shades of red. Also I am not an artistic person, so I cannot just picture these things in my head. Please be descriptive and specific.Any artistic edit suggestions made without a pic will be deleted, and the user will receive a warning.
If you suggest an effect (I.E. blur the screen) please include a link to a video that uses the effect so I can see what you mean. If you have links to Game maker scripts that can duplicate the effects, by all means include them too. Remember, I am not psychic, and while your idea may be an outstanding one, I cannot picture what you are thinking and won’t know how great it is unless you show me. 🙂
Do NOT put up the same post more than once; I will not be able to respond to every post I see on here, so if I do not reply, do NOT post the same suggestion again. If I see a suggestion I like and choose to use it, I will give full credit for it (I do not steal ideas). Please understand that everybody has ideas that they feel are good, but there are countless reasons why some of them may not be feasible, or just might not be what I am looking for.
If you truly want something done, be ready to contribute. Telling me something like “Oh, I think hi-res sprites would look great” but not being willing to work on them will without a doubt get your request ignored, while the person who writes me and says “hey what about a sprite edit for gaibon, I made this frame as an example” will definitely get a response from me.
Other than that, feel free to post away. Who knows, your stuff could end up in the next release of the hack. And believe me when I say I am always very appreciative and supportive of anyone who assists me, or makes a worthwhile contribution. Just ask anyone who has done so in the past.